Conversations about sex with your own family tend to be uncomfortable – especially for Asians where it’s still a taboo topic. Not Jacelyn Tay though, as the Singaporean actress recently had “the talk” with her 10-year-old boy.
Better yet, the 46-year-old decided to share their conversation on her since-deleted Instagram post. But as Singapore OG influencer Xiaxue (aka Wendy Cheng) would say, “what goes on the internet stays on the internet forever”.
Children are naturally curious about everything but how does one navigate a grown up topic such as sex? In Jacelyn’s case, her primary school kid had some explicit questions when it came to intercourse. Is there pleasure when the penis penetrates a vagina? What happens if my penis gets erected? The former Mediacorp actress took it upon herself to share with the whole world about their detailed conversation.
This isn’t unfamiliar territory for the family though as she and husband Brian Wong have taught little Zavier Wong to “stay pure”. According to the Christian mom, sex should be strictly reserved for marriage. She also warned him of the danger of casual sex and how that sinful act can contaminate one’s soul and spirit.
Here’s where it gets interesting. Jacelyn insisted that Zavier should never kiss a girl as it could lead to sex. The Singapore actress also came to the realisation that if her son remains “pure”, he should not get aroused. While some complemented her openness in sharing this, others question if it was wise to share this private conversation to the public.
After ranting about how she felt about Jacelyn’s controversial post, Xiaxue also commented that Zavier might now end up being the butt of the joke among his peers. “Didn’t it occur to her that he is gonna be teased to death in school?” the vocal influencer asked.
When Mothership approached Jacelyn on her decision to delete her post, the actress explained that society isn’t ready to discuss this just yet.